Last weekend’s “unofficial” end to Summer over Labor Day drew a large number of visitors to the area, experienced by many we hear particularly at the Mexico/US border crossing going both to and fro. As weekends start picking up with activities toward the end of September and straight through Thanksgiving, be sure to share your travel tips with us so as to assist fellow travelers. You can post tips on our FB page Rocky Point 360 Note: Lukeville crossing is open daily from 6 a.m. – midnight Border Wait Times (heading North) – Check here (close to accurate)
Looking around town these days you may think, oh how festive! Yes, the city is dressed to the nines for the night of El Grito (Sept. 15) and of course Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16). This year we’ll also have a change in the city’s administration from current Mayor “Profe” Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta to incoming Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro Lopez. So, let’s get to it and run down the weekend!
- Overpass just north of town sends cars on a short roundabout detour on packed dirt paths. If heading toward Sandy Beach or Cholla Bay, stay on road headed toward Laguna del Mar and coastal highway
- Blvd. Juarez is open through town – yep, all the way through to the Old Port. Some construction on Campeche toward Mirador (behind Benito Juarez statute) next to Banamex.
Sept. 12 – Los Garcia @ Pikaros Bar & Grill starting at 9 p.m. 50 pesos – Mexican rock group out of Mexicali promoting their new EP entitled “Vete” featuring 5 new tracks plus stuff from their previous abum “Los Garcia”
September 15th – ¡Viva México! Traditional Independence-eve celebrations in front of City Hall
September 20th – Community Clean-up Day organized by Ecology Club “Niños en Acción al Cuidado del Medio Ambiente” (Children in Action Caring for the Environment) For more info contact Re Re Reciclando Puerto Peñasco (or drop us a note at email@example.com) Cleaning supplies, shovels, trash bags, etc. greatly appreciated.
September 26th – World Championship boxing WBO/WBA Flyweight Champ Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada vs. Hernán “Tyson” Marquez Puerto Peñasco EXPO Convention Center Tickets available online @ www.globalticket.com.mx in town @ La Fondita restaurant (Blvd. Fremont) and area Circle Ks
Car races – Sept. 25th – 26th Point to Point by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com
JJ’s One Club Open – Sept. 26th Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Out and About
Eco Fun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador
Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com email@example.com Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)*
Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters. Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco
Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights
8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
Into the Fall!
Oct. 8th – 10th International Arts Festival on the malecón – more info coming soon
Oct. 9th – Grand CANACO EXPO (Chamber of Commerce expo & raffle) 4 p.m. In front of CANACO offices on east side of Shrimp park (newly paved) Calle Coahuila
Oct. 9th – 11th – Angler of the Year Phase III @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta – Oct. 10th – 11th (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
October 16th – 17th One thing for sure is there will be music – watch our calendar for updates. Look for AZ bands Black Rabbits, The Black Moods, and another of our particular favorites…..hint – like a Fall Jam or possible an autumnus mexicus @ Banditos, JJ’s Cantina & Beach Bum
Over the Line Softball – Oct. 24th For more info please contact John Fowler 620-840-1528 If you need a registration form e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 24th – CEDO Beach Clean up Meet up 8 a.m. @ CEDO in Las Conchas More info: Contact email@example.com, or call Marco at the CEDO office in Puerto Peñasco at (638) 382-0113 or 0115.
Oct. 24th – 2nd Grand Little Riders equine therapy fundraiser evening @ Rancho San José – Raffle tickets 100 pesos (come out for the evening and check out the equine therapy program) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
39th El Golfo Run w/Rocky Point Times – Oct. 24th – 25th EMAIL RESERVATIONS ONLY PLEASE. ROCKYPOINTTIMES@YAHOO.COM
Dirty Beach Mud Run on Halloween! Oct. 31st @ Rocky Point Speedway Info and registration rates: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com Get Dirrrrrty!
Beach Volleyball! Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball
Mark your calendar for CEDO’s Fall Fiesta 35th Anniversary Celebration on November 7th!
15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally™ – November 11th – 15th The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta Just South of the Border! www.rockypointrally.com
December 4th – 5th Cholla 250 Southern Arizona Desert Racing
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